2012 Kravis Prize winner Soraya Salti’s INJAZ Al-Arab aims to inspire and cultivate entrepreneurial aspirations in a new generation of Arab youth. In doing so, the organization has implemented many different initiatives to train and equip young students with the skills they need.
For example, in 2009, INJAZ-UAE partnered with HSBC Bank Middle East to pilot the Junior Achievement More than Money program in the United Arab Emirates. Through the program, HSBC staff teaches young students about earning, sharing, saving and conscientious spending of money as well as about businesses they can start or jobs they can consider for their future. Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al-Nehayan, vice chairman of INJAZ Al-Arab and chairman of INJAZ-UAE, discussed the program:
“It will have a positive impact on [youth’s] behavior as future professionals and conscious consumers. It can also help students apply their mathematical teachings to everyday life, resulting in more comprehensive and practical learning experience.”
To find out more about Soraya Salti and INJAZ-Al Arab’s great work, go to our page.
“HSBC and Injaz-UAE ‘More than Money’ teach financial skills to 6th and 7th graders” [AMEinfo, May, 14, 2009]